• On a scale of 1-10 how good of a driver Do you consider yourself?

    On a scale of 1-10 how good of a driver Do you consider yourself?

    Best answer: If it has wheels I can drive it : Me @ me day job puttin fuel in me CAT
    Best answer: If it has wheels I can drive it : Me @ me day job puttin fuel in me CAT
    39 answers · Safety · 3 days ago
  • How hard is it to match paint on a car?

    Best answer: It is so hard that most shops paint the whole car.
    Best answer: It is so hard that most shops paint the whole car.
    38 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • Is it really bad to change transmission fluid on a car not having transmission problems?

    I bought a 05 Toyota 4runner with 200,000 miles not having any problems. When I checked my transmission fluid for the first time it was it was dark brown. 50k miles later I decided to change the fluid for good measure. Online I found post stating that this is an indication that my transmission fluid is breaking... show more
    I bought a 05 Toyota 4runner with 200,000 miles not having any problems. When I checked my transmission fluid for the first time it was it was dark brown. 50k miles later I decided to change the fluid for good measure. Online I found post stating that this is an indication that my transmission fluid is breaking down / needs to be replaced. I Found A really good post about flushing out all the fluid in my car. I didn't use the Toyota brand SW fluid but the stuff I used said it was compatible with Toyota SW. It took about 3 gallons of fluid to flush it out good and now my transmission fluid is clean and redish pink, I told my dad what I had done and he did not approve. He believes you should never change the transmission fluid.
    18 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 22 hours ago
  • What is it like to own a Japanese car ?

    All my cars were Chevys and Fords, never owned a Jap in my life.
    All my cars were Chevys and Fords, never owned a Jap in my life.
    13 answers · Buying & Selling · 7 hours ago
  • What causes a bilateral bulging out on the tread portion of a tire.?

    What causes a bilateral bulging out on the tread portion of a tire.?

    If you can see from the picture, the outer portions of the tread have bulged out, causing appearance of a valley on inner portion of tread, see drawing which shows what i mean. The deformity is present all around the circumference & only on tread/not side wall.Tire is a used Lexani LX Thirty 305/40 R22... show more
    If you can see from the picture, the outer portions of the tread have bulged out, causing appearance of a valley on inner portion of tread, see drawing which shows what i mean. The deformity is present all around the circumference & only on tread/not side wall.Tire is a used Lexani LX Thirty 305/40 R22 PerformanceTire but is now the 2nd one which has developed same issue. Got both used tires from same place, they mounted and inflated, and pretty sure the 1st one was the same brand and batch. It's an 02 Tahoe and the placement of tire is on front driver side (both times). wondering if it's just defective tires or could it be caused by a bad mounting job or issues with my rim. Overinflation sounds like a good culprit from other answers. I'll test tire pressure and update. I do plan on getting new tires on all 4 but will fix alignment issues 1st, replace pitman & idler arms(other 3 tires are fine, never bulged, just typical wear u get on sides when its time for an alignment ) so will replace this tire before then and make sure I use different brand but if same issue develops, I'm really gonna be puzzled. Hopefully just bad luck/plus overinflation. It's not so much that inner tread is wearing as much as it is that both tires have developed same unusual bulging that has grown out and deformed the tire. The bulging on 1st tire was more pronounced & developed within 2 days during long trip across state. 2nd tire developed same deformity within 2 months in normal commute conditions.
    20 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Got summons for leaving the scene but wasnt me?

    Someone else was driving my car and hit a guardrail. They left my car in a nearby parking lot to get the next day. My car got towed and i received a summons for leaving the scene. How should i go about this if i dont want the other person to get in trouble but also dont wanna take the blame??
    Someone else was driving my car and hit a guardrail. They left my car in a nearby parking lot to get the next day. My car got towed and i received a summons for leaving the scene. How should i go about this if i dont want the other person to get in trouble but also dont wanna take the blame??
    16 answers · Insurance & Registration · 1 day ago
  • CAR battery: is it OK to do this?

    So my car was left with the indoor light on all night and battery got drained. car wouldnt start. the car was in my garage, and it was morning and late to work. I had no jumper cables or my neighbors. A friend told me to remove the dead battery, use another battery from my other old pickup truck (good battery)... show more
    So my car was left with the indoor light on all night and battery got drained. car wouldnt start. the car was in my garage, and it was morning and late to work. I had no jumper cables or my neighbors. A friend told me to remove the dead battery, use another battery from my other old pickup truck (good battery) and connect it to my work car. start the engine (work car) and when the engine is running, remove the connected battery (pickup truck battery) and put back the original drained battery (while the engine is running) so that it can be charged and now I can drive my work car... ive heard this can damage your alternator etc is it true or just someone was making stuff up? from what I know, the battery is just there to start the engine...and power 12V electronics or lights when the engine is off. and once the engine starts, the alternator feeds the car with the necessary voltages 12V to the ECU and other electronic devices... Can this procedure be done? Ive seen technicians that service backup generators that carry a charged 12V battery so that when they go to a mountain or remote place and they need to start the generator to service it, they connect it that way...
    11 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 7 hours ago
  • The battery light went on on my dash, what does it mean?

    I was on my way home from work, and the battery light came on, but just for a second. I thought the dash lights dimmed for just a second too. I was worried I wasn't going to make it home, but it was normal. Nothing like this has ever happened. It's a 93 Camry. What might I possibly need replaced? ... show more
    I was on my way home from work, and the battery light came on, but just for a second. I thought the dash lights dimmed for just a second too. I was worried I wasn't going to make it home, but it was normal. Nothing like this has ever happened. It's a 93 Camry. What might I possibly need replaced? There have been no warning signs of other electrical things.
    18 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Car ran out of oil while I was driving. My car completely shut down. I added 2 quarts of oil a few hours later. It s turning but wont start?

    Best answer: Have it towed it to your mechanic. You screwed your engine good.
    Best answer: Have it towed it to your mechanic. You screwed your engine good.
    12 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 14 hours ago
  • Can a 15 year old own a car?

    Best answer: Nope. A car title is a legal document and minors are too young to sign a legal document.
    Best answer: Nope. A car title is a legal document and minors are too young to sign a legal document.
    15 answers · Buying & Selling · 3 days ago
  • What can I do to make my car faster the cheapest & quickest ways ?

    I have a 2010 Mitsubishi Galant. It's running at 160 hp. I wanna get it up too 300 at least without a supercharge or turbo. Any ideas on what to start off doing ?
    I have a 2010 Mitsubishi Galant. It's running at 160 hp. I wanna get it up too 300 at least without a supercharge or turbo. Any ideas on what to start off doing ?
    15 answers · Mitsubishi · 2 days ago
  • How much below asking price should I offer for a used car?

    I am looking into buying a newer used car, 2014-16, the car I want is priced at 14999, which is about kelly blue book, but is more than I want to pay seeing as the car is only a few thousand less than it would be brand new. How much lower can I start by offering, I am okay with walking off the lot if there is no... show more
    I am looking into buying a newer used car, 2014-16, the car I want is priced at 14999, which is about kelly blue book, but is more than I want to pay seeing as the car is only a few thousand less than it would be brand new. How much lower can I start by offering, I am okay with walking off the lot if there is no deal. like 12999?
    17 answers · Buying & Selling · 2 days ago
  • Can you buy a used car with a credit card?

    From a dealership that sells used cars. Not for more than like $6k, something cheap. Just to get around in. Trying to look for a quicker way than paying cash because of my situation. I'm pretty unsure about it entirely so just looking for outside opinions.. thanks!!!
    From a dealership that sells used cars. Not for more than like $6k, something cheap. Just to get around in. Trying to look for a quicker way than paying cash because of my situation. I'm pretty unsure about it entirely so just looking for outside opinions.. thanks!!!
    29 answers · Buying & Selling · 4 days ago
  • How do I convince my parents to let me get a motorcycle?

    Background: I am 19 and I have had my license since the day I turned 16, I have shown responsibility by having 5 different extremely nice cars and trucks, all of which would normally draw a lot of police attention (custom paint, tinted windows, and fast / bright colored cars). I bought every single car myself and... show more
    Background: I am 19 and I have had my license since the day I turned 16, I have shown responsibility by having 5 different extremely nice cars and trucks, all of which would normally draw a lot of police attention (custom paint, tinted windows, and fast / bright colored cars). I bought every single car myself and paid in cash. I never even got pulled over, and I have never been in an accident. I am a full time engineering student and work 20 hours a week at a bank, I am a "good kid" and don't use any drugs or alcohol. As you can see i am very responsible. Question: How do I convince my parents to let me get a motorcycle? I have been trying to convince them since 6 months after I turned 16. They say they trust me, but don't trust other drivers to not hit me or pull out in front of me. I live at home and they say that I cant have a bike until after I move out, not for my safety, but because my mom does not want to sit at home and worry about me making it home. I have tried for a 250-350cc dual sport (dirt bike type) bike, as well as a small sport bike (Kawasaki Ninja 250). Neither of these are fast by any means (My car I am driving now has a top speed of over 160mph). So how do I convince my mom that I wont get hit by a car? I have already suggested: extra reflectors, neon green / reflective riding gear, extra bright lights, buying a bright colored bike, only being allowed to ride when its light out, call/text her when I leave and get places. I am lost, please help as this is a passion of mine. Thank You
    18 answers · Motorcycles · 2 days ago